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Squalor in the Laboratories
An Audit of Animal Welfare Act Compliance by U.S. Research Facilities; With Detailed Examinations of Fifteen Nationally Known Labs
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
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University of Pennsylvania

USDA inspection reports from 6/20/02 indicate violations in the area of inadequate veterinary care for inadequate monitoring of animals (sheep) after surgery was performed. The sheep were not receiving post-surgical pain relievers.

Cat records for 2001 did not indicate how the cats had been used, or in which experiment. The annual report for the facility was found to be in violation of USDA regulations because there were several potentially painful or stressful studies involving pigs and sheep which induced cardiovascular infarcts.

The automatic watering system in the Stemmler Biosafety Containment Suite was turned off preventing rabbits from having access to water. At least one rabbit drank "excessively" after the water was restored.

There are many instances of violations in areas of environmental enhancement for primates. Several examples are illustrative: "Two single housed rhesus in IHGT are exhibiting stereotypic behaviors but are receiving no additional special enrichment. These are rhesus 94B106 who is stress pacing and AC3H who is very aggressive and exhibiting saluting behaviors."

Reports for 6/21/01 indicated violations in the areas of IACUCs, Veterinary Care (a repeat violation), Sanitation and Primary Enclosures. The IACUC violations involved improper multiple surgeries performed on rabbits and inappropriate analgesic administration.

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